Xtend-Life is a specialty, research-based family-owned manufacturer in New Zealand developing unique supplements & skincare

Dr. Amanda Wiggins

Dr. Amanda Wiggins completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Otago in 1996 and gained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne in 2001. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she also brings a strategic mindset and solution centered approach to business. Amanda works with Xtend-Life as the Chief Research Scientist, where she can use her passion for science, research and nutrition.


  • B.Sc. Hons 1, Neuroscience, University of Otago
  • Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Melbourne


  • Senior Advisor, Ministry of Science and Innovation
  • Senior Analyst – Strategy Group, Ministry of Health New Zealand
  • Science Commercialization Manager, Creative HQ, Business incubator
  • Regulatory and Innovation Manager, Supreme Biotechnologies Ltd
  • Director, Natural Health Products New Zealand
  • General Manager, Forest Herbs Research Ltd

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